Tsunami warning lifted

Tsunami warning lifted

A tsunami warning on north eastern Japan has been lifted following initial concerns. A 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck 40 kilometres offshore and it was predicted that a tsunami was on its way. The news comes as the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) lifted its ‘all but essential’ travel warning to the region. The British Embassy in Tokyo said that tourist arrivals to the city had dropped by 75 percent and Osaka had seen a 50 percent decline in arrivals since last month’s tsunami, despite the fact that they were unaffected by the disaster. As a result, tour operators have been frustrated that the FCO did not update its advice sooner. “We have had several frustrating weeks as a result of the advice which quickly became inaccurate and outdated with regards to the capital city,” explained James Mundy from InsideJapan Tours. “InsideJapan Tours has a fantastic network of staff, partners, suppliers and friends on the ground and receives accurate and reliable information direct from Japan. Tokyo is safe and the vast majority of Japan continues life as normal and we have confidently continued to send our customers to this fantastic country.”

Mark Elliott
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